The Freakmaker 2005 Horror Movie Review
Horror movies Review
A Frankensteinian twist on Tod Browning’s classic FREAKS.
THE FREAKMAKER (aka The Mutations) stars Donald Pleasence (Cul-De-Sac, Fantastic Voyage) as Professor Nolter, a college science professor who believes it is man’s destiny to survive an uncertain future by evolving into a hybrid plant/human mutation. To test his theories, Nolter supervises the abduction of young co-eds and fuses them with mutant plants he has developed in his laboratory, placing his rejects in a neighboring freak show (which stars such real-life oddities as the Alligator Lady, the Frog Boy, the Human Pretzel, the Monkey Woman, the Human Pincushion and the unforgettable “Popeye”.
Not available on video since the 1980s, this classic also features such cult favorites as Academy Award nominee Tom Baker (Nicholas and Alexandra), Julie Ege (Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires), Jill Haworth (Tower of Evil), Brad Harris (Samson), and the extraordinary Michael Dunn (Ship of Fools, The Wild Wild West’s “Dr. Loveless”) in one of his final film roles. As with all Subversive releases, THE FREAKMAKER has been painstakingly restored and supplemented with numerous extras for its DVD premier.
“With its cast of ‘human oddities’, bizarre makeup effects and avant-garde music score, THE FREAKMAKER is a hothouse of horror that will grow on you!” –Tim Lucas, VIDEO WATCHDOG magazine